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  • End The Stigma: Battling depression and aging

    WENDY WIECKI- CMHW, Substance Abuse Program Coordinator Cloud Peak Counseling Center|Jul 28, 2022

    Depression is a treatable condition and it is not part of the normal aging process. However, older adults are at an increased risk for depression. Approximately 80% of aging adults have a chronic health condition according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and 50% have two or more conditions. Depression is common in older adults who suffer from physical illnesses such as cancer, chronic pain, heart disease, etc., or whose functioning becomes limited. Often times physicians treating the elderly see these issues as a...

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